The National Association of Home Builders reported this past week their NAHB Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 60 in the fourth quarter of 2017, up three points from the previous quarter and only the second time since 2001 the reading has reached 60.
According to a Zillow, U.S. homebuyers paid more than the asking price in nearly one quarter (24 percent) of U.S. home sales in 2017, netting sellers an additional $7,000 each. Five years ago, 17.8 percent of final sale prices were higher than the asking price.
According to Zillow, the total value of all homes in the United States in early January 2018 is now $31.8 trillion after gaining $2 trillion in 2017. The cumulative value of the U.S. housing market grew at its fastest annual pace.
Nationwide U.S. housing starts rose 13.7 percent in October 2017 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 million units after a slight upward revision to the September reading.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes in September 2017 rose 18.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000 units from an upwardly revised August reading. This is the highest sales rate since October 2007.
Nearly 1.4 million (1,367,793) U.S. residential properties (1 to 4 units) were vacant as of the end of the third quarter of 2017 -- representing 1.58 percent of all U.S. residential properties.
According to new research by Zillow, rising sea levels are expected to impact $916 billion worth of U.S homes in the next 100 years, most of which are low-end or median-value homes.
According to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose four points to a level of 68 in October 2017. This was the highest reading since May 2017.
With the recent passing of Hurricane Irma over Florida, the State's commercial property sector managed to escape significant damage given the scale and strength of the storm.
Preliminary property loss estimates in Florida from Hurricane Irma, total insured and uninsured loss for both residential and commercial properties, including damage from both flood and wind, is estimated to be between $42.5 billion and $65 billion.
According to Irvine, Ca-based CoreLogic, an estimated 8,456,455 residential and commercial properties in Florida are at either "Extreme," "Very High" or "High" risk of wind damage from Hurricane Irma.
Michael Gerrity has been at the forefront of real estate for more than 30 years. First, the Orlando native had a stellar real estate brokerage career, selling and leasing nearly $300 million worth of commercial office transactions.
According to the National Association of Home Builders' latest Multifamily Production Index, the U.S. Condo and Apartment market is enjoying a nice rebound this summer, as the MPI index posted a gain of eight points to 56 in the second quarter of 2017.
According to the Miami Association of Realtors, Miami's existing condominium sales increased for the second time in three months and $1-million-and-up luxury transactions surged for all properties in July 2017.
According to Zillow, nearly one in 20 residential ZIP codes in the U.S. meets the definition of a $1 Million Neighborhood, meaning at least 10 percent of the homes there are worth seven figures or more.
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, nationwide housing starts fell 4.8 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million units.
According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released this week, rising U.S. home prices offset a quarter-point drop in mortgage interest rates to move housing affordability slightly lower in the second quarter of 2017.
The Miami Association of Realtors is reporting this week that the Miami residential market posted a robust second quarter as single-family home transactions, single-family luxury sales, median sale prices and dollar volumes all surged.